Industry News: WrightSpeed founder shares electric journey at RTF conference

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The founder of WrightSpeed and co-founder of Tesla, Ian Wright, will share his electrification journey at the October Road Transport Forum annual conference.

New Zealand-born Wright is at the forefront of electric-hybrid technology for heavy vehicles.

“Ian will offer conference delegates a window into the future of road freight transport, particularly the fast approaching transition to hybrid and electric powertrains,” says Road Transport Forum chief executive Ken Shirley. Continue reading “WrightSpeed founder shares electric journey at RTF conference” »

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Industry News: Toyota dealer jacks up for hybrid vehicles

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Auckland City Toyota has customised its Greenlane dealership to provide information, expertise and servicing for all Toyota hybrid vehicles.

This is in line with the carmaker’s growing hybrid line-up, which now includes the Prius, Prius-C, plug-in Prius, Corolla and Camry. Used signature class Prius plug-in hybrid vehicles are currently available in limited numbers, with more expected in the coming months.

In addition, Auckland City Toyota is currently in the process of installing free fast changing stations at each of its three dealerships across Auckland. Continue reading “Toyota dealer jacks up for hybrid vehicles” »

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Industry News: Turners bond issue fully subscribed

TurnersTurners’ convertible bond issue, which closed last week, was fully subscribed, with applications totalling $25.56 million.

The new bonds are expected to commence trading on the NZDX on October 3.

And as a result of additional demand for shares, the financial services firm is undertaking a capital raise of approximately $12 million. The funds being raised together with the $17.4 million of 2014 bonds, which converted into fully paid shares, will maintain acquisition headroom for the company as it continues its growth strategy. Continue reading “Turners bond issue fully subscribed” »

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Industry News: NZTA issues charging standard recommendations

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The NZ Transport Agency has issued its recommendations for charging plug standards – recommending we shift to a European-style system where cars carry their own leads.

The agency is recommending the market moves away from the currently common practice of a tethered Type 1 fast charging plug, recommending these be replaced with a Type 2 outlet socket.

That would mean drivers would carry there own lead for Type 2 to the plug on the vehicle – allowing the facilitation of both Type 1 and Type 2 at charging stations. Continue reading “NZTA issues charging standard recommendations” »

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Industry News: Griffiths Equipment acquired by GUD Holding


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GUD Holdings is announcing its acquisition of automotive accessory wholesaler, Griffiths Equipment Limited, with the transaction completing on October 1.

Griffiths has managed the distribution of Narva and Projecta products in New Zealand for many years, of which annual sales are approximately $10 million. 

Griffiths has been active in the New Zealand market since 1960 and also sells a range of automotive accessories under its own brand.  Continue reading “Griffiths Equipment acquired by GUD Holding” »

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Industry News: Renewable energy use reaches record levels

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The proportion of renewable energy used in New Zealand continues to reach record levels.

The finding was released in the annual Energy in New Zealand report, which shows that renewable energy provided 40.1% of New Zealand’s total primary energy supply in 2015.

“This is a record high, placing us third in the world behind other renewable superpowers Iceland and Norway,” says energy and resources minister Simon Bridges. Continue reading “Renewable energy use reaches record levels” »

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Industry News: Hyundai donates another car to St John

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Hyundai New Zealand has donated a new Hyundai Tucson to St John for use in a regional operational response role.

The company has supplied St John with more than 300 vehicles – including a Hyundai Santa Fe, Tucson, ix35 SUVs, i30 and i40 cars and iLoad vans – for first-response operational duties, regional management use, education, First Aid training and service delivery.

Since 2005 – over its 11-year relationship with St John – the donated vehicles have travelled more than 34,000,000km, an average of 115,000km per vehicle.

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Industry News: Holden ops, dealers unaffected by super-storm

holden-logoA one in a 50 year massive storm that left most parts of South Australia without electricity yesterday hasn’t dented GM Holden’s operations and has not affected SA-based dealerships.

Damage to infrastructure near Port Augusta at 3.48pm yesterday forced the whole electricity network to shut down, according to SA Premier Jay Weatherill. 

“There’s been minimal impact for Holden in general. The blackout occurred just after the days production ended and production resumed today with General assembly operating as normal,” GM Holden spokesperson Mark Flintoft told AutoTalk. Continue reading “Holden ops, dealers unaffected by super-storm” »

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